In a bit of supergroup-level news, Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino will continue his streak of reimagining classic films, following Suspiria, with a “reboot” of the rags-to-blood-stained-riches tale of Scarface.
The film is being touted primarily as a retelling of the immigrant story seen in Howard Hawks’ 1932 original and Brian De Palma’s Miami crime classic from 1983, with the essence of those films being very much linked despite the wildly different times and styles of filmmaking. Little is known about Guadagnino’s take, other than it’s to be set in Los Angeles.
Big news also is that the latest version of the script (worked on previously by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, Jonathan Herman and Paul Attanasio) was revised by Joel and Ethan Coen. Joel is currently wrapping up his Macbeth adaptation with Frances McDormand and Denzel Washington.
Though there are still rumors of a follow-up film to 2017’s Call Me By Your Name, with Guadagnino saying that the original cast would return for the sequel, it would seem that these new Scarface plans would come first.